THE WIZARD OF LIES Preview: Robert De Niro Plays Bernie Madoff In the HBO Film

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Richard Dreyfuss took his turn playing Bernie Madoff on ABC and now Robert De Niro is stepping into the role for HBO. THE WIZARD OF LIES is based on the book of the same name by Diana Henriques and looks at how the fallout from Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme affected both the victims and Madoff’s family.

Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Bernie’s wife, Ruth Madoff, and Alessandro Nivola stars as Madoff’s older son Mark Madoff, who committed suicide.

THE WIZARD OF LIES will premiere on May 20 on HBO.

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